Our spectacular corner of Vermont is renowned for its history, outdoor experiences and so much more. Just a short drive from Smugglers', you'll find plenty to explore. Here are some of our favorites.
Ben & Jerry's Factory
Located on a rolling pasture overlooking the Worcester Range in the Green Mountains of Vermont is the Ben and Jerry’s Waterbury Factory. Here, you can learn all about the ice cream production process.
The tour starts in the Cow Over the Moon Theatre with a 7-minute “moovie” about how Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield turned a $5.00 correspondence class into a very successful business that shares its success with its employees and the community - and has fun doing it!
Then, you’re off to the mezzanine for a bird’s eye view of how “Vermont’s Finest” is actually made. Finally — you’ll visit the FlavoRoom for samples of the day. For more information, visit www.benandjerrys.com CLOSE
Boyden Valley Winery
International Award Winning Grape, Fruit, and Vermont Ice Wines, Hard Cider & Spirits. Located at the junction of Routes 15 and 104 in Cambridge, come take a tour and enjoy a wine tasting of YOUR choice of any 7 of our products for $6 per person PLUS a branded wine glass! Open year-round, seven days a week, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm(802) 644-8151
or for more information, visit www.boydenvalley.com CLOSE
Visit Burton Snowboards in Burlington and check out their Craig's Proto Facility where you can see how snowboards are made and the latest in snowboard R&D. In The Barn, you'll find an interesting museum all about the history of snowboarding and the sport's start in Vermont. Read more Close
Home of the World's Best Cheddar Cheese. Guided tours include an informative video, which tells not only the history of Cabot Creamery, but also a little something about the agricultural history of Vermont. After the video, take a walk down the hall to actually view Cabot's award-winning cheese being made. Following the tour ($2.00 per person over 12 years of age) you'll nibble the many varieties of cheeses, including the World’s Best Cheddar and Best Flavored Cheddar.
You will also enjoy:
Cabot Critters Coloring Book. Kids, and lots of adults, too, love our happy Cabot Critters!
Weekly specials on selected cheese products. Manufacturers discount coupons.
Money-saving coupons for purchases back home.
Please call 1-800-837-4261 to confirm cheese-making days. If you have a large group we encourage you to make reservations for the tour. For more information, visit www.cabotcheese.com CLOSE
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Vermont's premier world-class lake aquarium and science center located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on the beautiful Burlington waterfront! Discover 60 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles, over 100 hands-on experiences, major traveling exhibits, and the Awesome Forces Theater. Live animal feedings and demos daily. The 2.2 acre site is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Navy Memorial. Eclectic Gift Shop and seasonal cafe. Admission is $7-$9; children under 3 are free. Open year-round, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Call Toll-Free 1-877-ECHOFUN.
Eden Mountain Dog Sledding
We're pleased to offer off-site dog sled tours through award winning Eden Mountain Dog Sledding. Experience the exhilaration of soaring through scenic meadows and pristine woodlands, led by an eager team of Alaskan Huskies. You'll have an experience that you'll find yourself revisiting in memory again and again. Call 802-635-9070 or inquire at the Smugglers' Notch Nordic Center for pricing information or to make reservations. Weather permitting, limited space available. CLOSE
Mother Bear Quilts
Looking for something fun & different to do this Winter? Come make a unique memento of your visit to Vermont. Located at 16 Iris Lane (just off Route 108), Jeffersonville, VT
Open Monday 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday By Appointment(802) 782-5731 www.motherbearquilts.com CLOSE
Sleigh and Horseback Rides
Located 10 minutes from Smugglers’ Notch Resort. We are open 7 days a week for Sleigh Rides and horse back riding. All of our sleigh rides and trail rides are private. Bring your cameras for that memory that will last a lifetime! Reservations are required. MasterCard and VISA are accepted. 802-644-5347 or visit our web site at lajoiestables.com CLOSE
More fun under one roof than anywhere else in VT! Pizza Putt Family Entertainment Center offers Vermont's BEST entertainment value. Pizza Putt activities feature: indoor mini-golf, lazer tag arena, mini-bowling, batting cages, arcades, indoor play structure, table games, and a full-service restaurant. For directions to Pizza Putt visit www.pizzaputt.com CLOSE
Explore the Old French Quarter, the Waterfront, the Montreal Casino, the Biosphere, the Biodome de Montreal, the Montreal iSci Centre, the New Science Centre, the Dow Planetarium, the underground shopping mall and other points of interest.
Ask for directions at the Guest Service Desk. A valid photo ID required for travel to Canada. Passport or Birth Certificate is recommended. CLOSE
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Chocolates is Vermont's ultimate chocolate experience. Try it first hand at their factory store located in downtown Burlington on 750 Pine Street. During the tour you will learn how chocolate is made from the Cocoa Bean and brought to our palettes with samples of dark, milk, and white chocolate flavors. The store features a wide selection of gift boxes, sea salt caramels, truffles, and an ice cream and hot chocolate bar, plus factory seconds! Tours are free and available daily Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on the hour and free Chocolate Tastings on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. For additional information contact the factory store at 800-465-5909 or visit www.lakechamplainchocolates.com CLOSE
Smugglers' Notch Winery